Number of partitions?


  1. Posts : 4
    Win10 home 64bit
       #1

    Number of partitions?


    Good afternoon

    I've just cloned a Hdd onto an SSD on the HP laptop we've been given by my parents (previously upgraded the memory) to help speed the laptop up. It would appear there are 6 partitions on the hard drive.
    I'm presuming other than the main for the OS that these are because my parents still have a profile on the pc and we've added a new one?

    Will there be any benefit in removing some of the partitions? I didn't alter any of the sizes originally when i cloned, should i have (yes i should i know) but does it really matter? i can still change them when its installed

    will i need to make any settings in the bios when removing the existing and installing the SSD.

    thanks all
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 33,119
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #2

    Hi, you will need to post a screenshot of the partitions on the disk.
    This is best done using a 3rd party partition manager such as Minitool Partition Wizard. Upload your screenshot thus:
    Number of partitions?-screenshot-.png
    - tutorials available if needed.

    Apparently you are using Win 7 according to your specs. Please confirm your query relates to Win 10.

    I'm presuming other than the main for the OS that these are because my parents still have a profile on the pc and we've added a new one?
    - no.

    There are numerous threads on issues relating to cloning and booting problems which you can use as a research basis.

    Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win10 home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Win 7 on my pc....

    Win 10 on the laptop

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    Number of partitions?-screenshot-1-.png

    please find attached..
    thank you
    this is the original HDD the ssd is exactly the same, just not installed yet as i have to take the laptop to bits...damn you HP

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    So how many partitions should it have please?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #4

    For interest, here's an explanation of WinRE
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference

    I believe you have 2 redundant recovery partitions, and at first glance, probably no factory reset partition.

    This is a UEFI installation, so I would have expected there to be a System Reserved partition, typically 16Mb. However that is optional for practical purposes.

    D: has presumably been created as a data partition, unless it's a leftover factory reset partition.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Win10 home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    For interest, here's an explanation of WinRE
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ical-reference

    I believe you have 2 redundant recovery partitions, and at first glance, probably no factory reset partition.

    This is a UEFI installation, so I would have expected there to be a System Reserved partition, typically 16Mb. However that is optional for practical purposes.

    D: has presumably been created as a data partition, unless it's a leftover factory reset partition.
    Thank you for your reply

    presumably the redundant ones are 1.7gb and 350mb?

    Should there be a System Reserved partition - does there need to be?

    Are there any issues leaving the hard drive like it is? other than it 'looks' untidy. And expanding the c:) for the new 1TB drive
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 33,119
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #6

    If you're not stuck for space, you can leave it as is.
    Checking which recovery partition is in use is as easy as
    reagentc /info
    at an admin command prompt.

    You can explore the content of those partitions using Minitool PW.
    The creation dates also show you which is the most recent.
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